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that anti-islam film that sparked an international fury is questioned by federal authorities in los angeles overnight. >>> meanwhile, across the world, protests rage. a u.s. military base attacked, killing two marines, while embassies are set ablaze. >>> also breaking this morning, a fast-moving wildfire flares up in the middle of los angeles. hundreds of homes in the wealthy neighborhood of bel air at risk. and new fears that the scorching weather today will only make this thing worse. >>> royal fight back. the palace is suing the french magazine that took those topless photos of kate middleton. this as an italian magazine is set to publish them. meanwhile, the royal couple is facing the public half around the world. >>> and how did this cat slip into a suitcase, slip past security, and fly almost 1,000 miles with nobody noticing. the abc news interview with bob-bob the stowaway cat. >>> you know, there's a term of art in the news business, when we score a big interview, we call it the get. bob. bob the cat, a huge get here for "gma." >> he's not a small cat. that's a hard cat to miss. >>
nominated star mile movie died last monday in los angeles more suffering ourfter tax. the viewing was yesterday in los angeles. today's funeral is not (public's. to the public. >> possession was number one at box office for the second but it took in less than $10 million. wallace remained at #two. w movie called the world at opened in third place this weekend. must of been watching football. >> i guess so. it's been a bad couple weeks for movies. >> labor day weekend was the worst opening ever. a good showdown yesterday in new for the redskins. >> traffic headache is about to un up, it is a two-month traffic headache waiting to happen. on the memorial bridge. and the search for answers a 17-year-oldof girl as police asked the public to get involved. and why a dance teacher is promoting a poll dancing for children. we will talk about that, coming up at 5:00.
to contact, was linked to the same los angeles address. now a lot of questions. >> so many questions. >> a lot of the actors say they were duped. >> out and out duped. >> the main character in this film was george. wuptzn't muhammad. >> they thought it was about ancient times. this is what they say. also some of the dialogue actually dubbed in. so like they read certain lines then in post production, lines were dubbeden that were much more controversial. >> muhammad portrayed as a fraud, pedophile, womanizer and homosexual. and, bazil, according to a gentleman that helped, he was not israeli or youer but suggested an arab christian a refugee from the middle east. and calling islam a cancer. so this, this, bazil or whatever his name is, using a pseudonym has gone into hiding. make sure you stay with abc news for the latest as events in libya unfold. we will have updates throughout the morning on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america," of course throughout the day on abc as well as >>> let's go to a consumer alert about skin cream advertising. the feder
sorts of things we might be talking about? >> well, the thing wrere seeing lately here in los angeles are some of these synthetic drugs, something like bath salts or the new one that we heard around here called smiles. >> reporter: lewis is known to have chemical dependency. he was released from jail just five days before his death. whether it was these particular chemicals, so-called designer drugs, is speculation at this point, based on information police are hearing from people who knew him. but smiles is no laughing matter. >> a 19-year-old man is dead after a mass overdose. >> reporter: people have died from this stuff. today, we visited the lapd's drug lab, where criminologist jose gonzalez gave us a quick chemistry lesson. >> the c is carbon. and this is an atom here. >> reporter: the chemical compound is 2c-i. >> i am completely and fully submerg submerged, if you can't tell by my eyes, in a psychedelic world known as 2c-i. >> reporter: on youtube, guys here give trip reports, raving about it. but technically not promoting its use. >> 30 milligrams of this [ bleep ] is just so
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the region. now we go to my colleague david wright in los angeles on who is behind this film. >> reporter: lama, a very long fuse appears to have ignited this controversy and it's not at all clear where it leads. today we started by looking for sam bacile claiming to be the writer, director of the video. he described himself as an israeli-american real estate developer. now hiding for the fear of his life. he's a deadend. apparently a fake name. >> my name is steve, s-t-e-v-e, last name klein. the only man that has come out is this man that claimed to consult on the movie. >> who is sam bacile? >> good question. i don't know sam that well. >> reporter: another deadend. we're told there was a screening on sunset boulevard but no one came to the theater. again no records of that. one final mystery, it appears that someone, not clear who, translated the english language trailer in a dialect of the arabic spoken in egypt that's what the tv stations in cairo picked up. an example how in the internet age it's possible to start trouble half a world away and remain very much in the shadow, diane.
to be earthquakes. one of them in los angeles and another in china. in the chinese quake, 43 people were killed. 150 more injured. a 5.6 quake in southwest china. the one in los angeles was 3.4. it struck around 9 miles west of downtown los angeles, no reports of injury. >> another big story, trouble off the field for dematha a high-school football players. >> they are accused of hiring prostitutes after a game in north carolina. jummy olabanji is live outside the school this morning in hyattsville. >> good morning. reports that the incident happened just a week ago last friday when the team traveled to north carolina for their season opener. the washington post is reporting five players involved in this incident have all been removed from the football team. a parent of one of the players told the went on line and hired three prostitutes from a call service in the carolina. reports say after the final bed check was done around 4:00 in the morning they escorted the prostitutes into the hotel and some of them engaged in sexual activity with the prostitutes in one of the hotel rooms. all the players in
and scott thuman will cover all the angles on abc 7 news at 5 6, and 11. >> breaking news from los angeles. actor michael clark duncan has died. he is known from "the grenen mile." this comes after she had a heart attack two months ago. michael clarke duncan dead at 54. >> new at 6 investigators have recovered a stolen you all holding equipment for one of president joe biden's campaign events in detroit. it was found either late saturday night or early sunday morning. secret service says some items from the truck were missing. they would not say what the items were. he spoke at a labor day rally and it went on as planned without the equipment. >> a family in prince george's county is recovering after a carbon monoxide leak in the home. they woke up this morning complaining about headaches and nausea, classic symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure. there were taken to the hospital as a precaution and they are now reportedly in good condition. coming up on abc 7 news at 6, we are on your side with the traffic alert advisory you'll want to see before you drive to work tomorrow. >> taking a clos
of john engel. >> he died sunday in los angeles. he made his final appearance on general hospital. he also appeared on days of our lives and was on a host of prime-time shows including the original dallas series. he was 84 years old. for the first time on american television we are hearing from the former boyfriend of american k -- of amanda knox. he will talk about the murder case that made headlines and his reunion with her. he has written a new book. that is out today. you can catch his interview with katie couric at 4:00 on abc 7. >> her new talk-show is the highest rated talk show of the false indications season. coming in second is steve garvey, followed by probst and ricki lake. >> a new report on obesity will be released this morning. the report is called "f as in fat. it provides state rankings of adult and child obesity rates in the u.s. and forecasts the rates for each state by the year 2013 and the likely resulting new cases of obesity-related diseases. >> today's national cheeseburger date. >>-- day. bgr restaurant is holding a cheeseburger e.d. and championship today -- eati
.hwest authorities are checking for damage. a magnitude 3.4 quake 9 miles west of los angeles. >> a developing story. a nationally known high-school tm embroiled in scandal? . school playersgh the team after an incident in north carolina. snuck prostitutes into weekend andlast some engaged in sexual activity. players withdrew from the school two others will be expelled. a fifth one will face a disciplinary hearing. prince george's county police by thegating a shooting district heights police officer. officer, sergeant john riley, arrested a man for stealing a motorcycle. riley shot him in the back to prevent them from escaping. the suspect is in the hospital be arrested when released. sergeant riley has been placed on administrative leave. >> president obama, first lady vice-president biden, and dr. jill biden campaign trail today if. make stops in new hampshire and iowa. >> this is after president obama his party's theidential nomination at national convention and why heed to voters should stay in the white house. scott thuman has more. >> quite a night last night in charlotte, hearing the t makes
. there was a sequel on the highways of los angeles. it was the beginning of carmeggedon ii. police say traffic was light and drivers are staying away from the construction is done. and hundreds of workers rolled up their sleeves and got 30 today in southeast washington. they remodel the recreation park in congress heights. the neighbors say these for much-needed improvements. >> more than 700 volunteers. it was a shining star in the community. >> lots of fun good exercise. is working now for me. >> the happily donated their time. they wanted to live here and saw the place needed new life. >> this is a good exercise for a student to get back together and be one again. >> today is all about giving kids a safe place to play. the last time this place was given that kind of attention was in 1998. >> they are so amazed. that is probably one of the best things about this. >> mike norton co-chaired the event. designers from competing real- estate firms came together for park improvements. among the changes -- and new prominence, tennis courts, a community garden for picnicking among many other upgrade
bacteria levels are high. both legs have been closed until notice. shuttle endeavour is ground in los angeles spots.lying over many the golden gate bridge and the sign, to name a few. its next stop is its new home, california science center. a long day and a cool night. can we expect for the rest of the weekend? [ romney ] my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally, champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> the calendar says september folksat has not stopped in germany from kicking off .ktoberfest a big parade was held in the city and then celebrating took .lace it boasts the largest beer .estival there is a celebration as well the national harbor. in case anybody was w
doubly muslim world is trouble tonight. he is being held without bond in los angeles. violating hisof probation in a bank fraud conviction. he is believed responsible for video called "the innocence of muslims." it's part doubly protests. >> some international hackers cyber attacksging on several american banks. began more than a ago that targeted pnc bank, america, wells fargo's. millions of customers have been affected, although nobody has lost any money. they took control of thousands of computers. n the air, on tape. we will tell you what happened to an unruly airline passenger. >> work on metro this weekend. >> the search for jimmy hoffa is again. forwhat police are looking and how soon they will know if something. >> i am bob ryan. we still have some showers. i e nation's biggest spinning inies is another look. >> where is it jimmy hoffa? there have been many theories as to where he may be buried. is a new one and police are taking it seriously. >> what unfolded outside of home friday was tip or a real tipping point in the search for jimmy hoffa? he has not been seen since 1975.
. here comes zimmerman. the nationals be los angeles, 401. john barndt board. this is special. it was 1933 the last time. >> we have been through a lot of not good times and these are the goodning of a lot of hopefully. we have a long ways to go, but we are very proud. >> playoff tickets go on sale today. there's a look at sports. tgif, everybody. >> the celebration included fireworks last night at park and plenty of cheering fans. >> tuan pham was in tears. >> i waited 34 years for this. of the fans were in tears. >> it's unbelievable. >> its great. >> continue to follow the as they prepare to postseason.he pros president obama will arrive woodbrige in about seven hours. was after a campaign in another swing state, florida. the president will talk about economy and his plan to help middle-class families. first lady michelle obama will campaign in baltimore today joe biden visits new hampshire. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney is on the after campaigning yesterday in florida. he will speak in las vegas today. his running mate will visit new orleans. ann romney wi
heist, but it played out in real life in los angeles today, two men in ski mask, armed and dangerous, they kidnap the bank manager and strap what the woman is told a bomb to her waist. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: east long, 9:30, this man walks into a bank and tells the bank that she has a bomb strauped to her. >> she was told it was explosive and she was ordered to go into the bank, take out all the money. >> reporter: she told police, the robbers kidnapped her last night and force herd to play that terrifying participate in that audacious heist. that is the bank manager's car being taken away for further investigation. the bank manager herself is being questioned by the fbi. the bomb squad managed to remove the device from the bank manager. they detonated it. still unclearar whether that device was genuine or fake. s there echoes of that fatal robbery in pennsylvania in 2003 when a pizza delivery guy walked into eye a bank with a pipe bomb strapped to his neck. the bomb later exploded killing him, unclear whether he was in on that plot. this morning, the bank manager said
visitors worldwide. now that could mean a worldwide epidemic. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> now to phoenix. imagine looking out your window and seeing this, a giant wall of dust, 2,500 feet high. as abc's neal karlinsky tells us, it's just the beginning of the extreme weather erupting there. >> reporter: the giant dust storm that blanket phoenix late yesterday was so thick, so otherworldly people throughout the city took out their cameras to record it. >> this is insane. look at this thing move. it's just moving quickly. >> reporter: time lapse captures it best. in this one, recorded by a private photographer, you can see a wall of sand so well defined, it looks almost like a hollywood special effect as it coats the city, turning daylight into an unhealthy brown haze. mike olbinski was behind the camera. >> the winds were super -- weren't super strong. so there was dust and haze in the air for at least an hour after it hit. >> reporter: at its peak around sunset, the cloud rose 2,500 feet into sky, causing some flight delays and forcing motorists to pull over for their own safet
in an episode that aired last week. he died sunday in los angeles after a battle with cancer. he was 84 years old. >>> marshal island's man says an unlikely beast portrayed in the movie "jaws," we're talking about a shark, saved his life. he and his brother were traveling by boat between islands when they ran out of fuel and got stranded. the brother-in-law died. but he drifted and survived for 15 weeks, until one morning, a 6-foot shark alerted him to a rescue ship that arrived to save him. >>> time, now, for sports. and a monday night performance peyton manning would probably like to forget. espn takes us through the game in 90 seconds. >> good morning. i'm dog kezirian with your "sportscenter" update. in his last ten appearances on "monday night football," peyton manning walked away a winner nine times. but those came in colts jerseys. this time with denver, as the broncos visited the atlanta falcons last night. first possession in the game for denver, manning picked off by william moore. next possession, intercepted again by thomas datu. then, in the first quarter, robert mcclain picked h
monster blaze looms above los angeles, out of control. in the gulf, floodwaters seem to go nowhere. isaac's misery spreading to the northeast today. >>> first lady's focus. a different message expected tonight from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta att
investigation. making stopsobama cincinnati and columbus, ohio. republican nominee mitt romney is in los angeles. this comes on the heels of new polls. the president is leading mitt pennsylvania. two daily tracking polls show that race is still very close. gallup had president obama up one. anders rasmussen gives mitt two-point edge. it's nine minutes past the hour on this monday. >> still ahead, a pain at the palm, on this monday. >> still ahead, a pain at the palm, the excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool. introducing, the square sunnyd bottle. shot thisl morning. d.c., but almost 40's.ody else in the good morning, washington. am meteorologist jacqui jeras. we have some big changes by the time you get home for work today. be a lot different compared to what we are waking up duke's. 44 and at dulles, petersburg, 55 at bwi marshall. lots of clouds throughout the day. by late of rain afternoon. high temperature between 75 and 79 degrees. overnight showers and thunderstorms developing. 57-62. tomorrow we need to be paired some of thunderstorms especially late in the day
. the entire spacecraft will spend tonight in houston before taking off again for los angeles. >> all right. >>> time, now, for the weather across the nation. all that rain clearing out in the northeast, except for a few lingering showers in maine. scattered thunderstorms in florida. showers in the upper midwest, from minneapolis to the canadian border. up to ten degrees warmer than normal in the pacific midwest. >> 76 in seattle. mostly 80s in the rockies and great plains. 70s from boston all the way down to atlanta. >>> and when we come back, what some people are doing today just to get a free doughnut. >>> and pink slips aed a major airline. why american is ready to let thousands of mechanics and ground workers go. >>> and later, regis philbin, trading his morning retirement for a new gig. >>> welcome back. the belt-tightening at american airlines is under way. the bankrupt carrier has notified more than 11,000 workers they could lose their jobs. and it's cutting flights this fall. and with the pilots staging unofficial job actions, at least one travel writer says american is unreliable.
'll kick off our free emmy party. lara is in los angeles. he'll have a look at the hottest fashions and some predictions. hey, lara. >>> plus, we have one of the biggest rock bands in the world this morning, the killers. you saw the people that popped up a little bit ago. they're here to kick off our weekend. >> all right. >>> we begin, now, with the new iphone. people have been lining up all over the world for days, now, to get their hands on it. we're among the very first to have it. it's right here. i have the white one. george has the black one. but it's not all -- there's security here. it's not all smooth sailing for apple. there's already a few glitches. and abc's matt gutman is at an apple store in miami, florida, standing with everybody outside, with more on that story. good morning, matt. >> reporter: morning, elizabeth. the line here snakes around the block already. a lot of folks here have been waiting since yesterday. but the big buzz among the folks here is the new operating system for apple. a lot of glitches in there. of course, some people not so happy about the cha
, and abc's david kerley leads us off tonight. >> reporter: mitt romney raised $6 million in los angeles last night. but it's the number of fund-raisers versus appearances, which is worrying some republicans who feel the race slipping away. and are and inning big campaign changes. romney was dismissive when "60 minutes" asked if he can turn around his campaign. >> well, it doesn't need to turn around. we have a campaign that is tied with the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may win the race. and after the release of a secret tape, the held of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> is he in denial? >> i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround, his campaign is kicking off a new strategy tonight. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule, in colorado tonight, then ohio and virginia. it's still not enough to quiet even republican criti
such cars. >>> hundreds of los angeles area restaurants and tourist sites are offer discounts this weekend, as residents brace for carmageddon two. the sequel of was the case of last year, a section of interstate 405 will be closed for construction. the restaurants are pitching in to keep carmageddon sequel to keep from being called the carmageddon strikes back. >>> apple crap this country, causing trees to bloom earlier than usual. a freeze then damaged the crop. harvest is affecting two staples of fall, cider and apple pie. >>> officials here in new york are counting on a new attraction to rake in lots of tourist dollars. plans are in the works for the world's tallest ferris wheel to be built on staten island. the 625-foot-tall wheel, capable of carrying more than 1,400 people will overlook the statue of liberty and the manhattan skyline. the $230 million project should be finished in three years. >>> when we come back, airport insecurity. abc's brian ross, tracking down tsa agents that are accused of stealing passengers' property instead of protecting it. >>> and then, the ravens played
, opened last month at not's berry farm near los angeles. what they ended up with the feeling of being trapped, the length of a football field off the ground. >> it started going a little bit slower. and then, it stopped. and that was . >> it was really scary. and i was hoping that we would get down really soon. >> the first half an hour was rough on me. i have a fear of heights. i was on it because my husband wanted to train me to get over my fear of heights. by the end, i was. >> can you believe that? murphy's law. it stops. it is the second time the ride has malfunctioned. and knott's berry farms says they will investigate. >>> a man who has been diagnosed with a condition balled popcorn lung has won a massive payout. wayne watson was awarded $7 million yesterday. he claims his respiratory problems was caused by inhaling the artificial butter smell from the two bags of popcorn he ate for years. the one of the companies is appe appealing. >>> there's no stopping the topless photos of the duchess of cambridge in another country. now that a danish magazine says it will publish more top
getting started here in los angeles. for now, you've got some answering to do for the hot weather we suffered through yesterday on the hered carpet. i blame you. >> yeah, breaking news. josh, you're from there. you guys look great. everybody else was shiny but you guys look great, i've got to say. >> uh-huh. >> uh-huh. >> only thing that would have been better if you had been here sam champion. >> well, it was 68 degrees here. we're kind of happy of what we have in new york city. you how about that 3450u6 the emmies to new york. we'll talk about the fire that's going on. the heat plays a big part in those as well. from san diego to riverside, these fires have been at it in the last 24 hours. there is cool air moving into that region that should help a little bit. at least you'll not see crazy numbers. you're looking at salt lake from the 60 gs to 70s. denver in 70s wednesday. and sure late for josh and lara, but cooler breeze working that way. check out the frost and freeze warnings in 16, 17 states. that chilly. i am monday morning, jacqui jeras on this beautiful as the sun is risin
is at the awards joining us this morning from los angeles. brandi? >> reporter: good morning, t.j. good morning, paula. yes, this was a big night for "modern family," several wins there. also a huge night for "homeland." that television drama took home several key awards including one of the biggest of the night. "homeland" beat "mad men" for best drama. the 64th annual primetime emmy awards was filled with excitement and a few surprises. >> this is crazy. >> jon cryer couldn't believe he won best actor in a comedy while julia louis-dreyfus won best comedy actress for her role in "veep" and another big night for "modern family." >> julie bowen. >> julie bowen. >> yeah. >> reporter: both julie bowen and eric stonestreet won their second emmys for their supporting roles. >> i never knew i'd be on tv as a gay man but i love the pictures of hairy chest you guys are sending me. >> reporter: even host jimmy kimmel provided plenty of laughs. >> i don't think the president should be watching "homeland" for the same reason i don't think charlie sheen should watch "breaking bad." [ laughter ] >> reporter
that it's show times. these messages are among 250 pages of e-mails obtained by "los angeles times." michael jackson described in them is a jackson the public never saw. ♪ some things in life they just don't want to see ♪ not even in "this is it" the behind the scenes movie documenting prep for the blockbuster comeback. but this slurred phone message recorded a month before his death. played at conrad murray's trial seems to support assertions jackson was not well. the underwriter of the comeback shows is now suing aeg, claiming the company lied about jackson's health to secure a $17.5 million insurance policy. jackson's heirs are also suing aeg claiming promoters pressured him. to perform. we could not reach aeg for comment, but lawyers for the company told the l.a. times these messages are incomplete and leaked to portray the company in a negative light. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. ♪ >> wow, there is not a bigger mj fan on the planet than i am. it is just unbelievable to see just his last couple months how sad they were, how completely unraveled he seemed to be. for a
that draws high schools from los angeles to south central. david wright brings us a story of one team who went from drugs and bogans to the stage. >> oh! the play is the thing. >> macbeth, now shall be king thereafter. >> reporter: in this case not to catch the conscience of the king but rather inspire young people that no dream is beyond their reach. that's the theme of shakespeare high, the new showtime documentary about an annual competition for high school actors. here in southern california it's been going on for decades. >> it happens in this room. i actually can pinpoint that as a moment i realized i no longer wanted to be an actor, i was an actor. >> reporter: kevin spacey isn't the only famous alum there's his classmates. val kilmer. . >> you must have had a great high school play. >> it was a lucky experience. always a difference when you have someone to look up to. kevin was more just getting started. >> did you guys win? >> we never lost. >> there was tough competition even for them. others include cuba gooding jr., richard day fuss and sally fields as well as christina appleg
postponed once again. the space shuttle endeavor is trying to get to los angeles bad weather just keeps pushing at takeoff back. there will try again tomorrow. just like discovery they came through our area. it will go on display at the california science center. take a look at this. this is unbelievable. caught on camera at that to the australian outback. crews have been battling brush fires. when high winds kicked up, this was the result -- a fire tornado. it got up to 100 feet tall. these firenados are not totally unheard of. this one lasted for 40 minutes. the celebration coming up to honor 175 local world war two veterans who will be celebrated at a special ceremony tomorrow in montgomery county. the oldest of the veterans -- 105 years old. we will talk with one who was just 97 years young. he fought in the battle of the bulge. you will hear the story tonight at 5:00 p.m. for the first time in more than a decade, and the prescrition is out to president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: he keeps saying it... mitt romney: this president cannot tell u
by anger at an amateurish, low budget film made in los angeles and promoted by the koran-burning gas or the, terry jones of florida. >> there must be an action. >> reporter: the film is clearly meant to denigrate the muslim prophet muhammad, depicting him as a child molester. >> there's really no possibility of maintaining a lid on the kind of provocative material like this film from getting out into the region. >> reporter: for three days now, protests have been raging across the arab world. it started on tuesday, the anniversary of 9/11, when a group scaled the walls of the u.s. embassy in cairo, tore down the stars and stripes and raised black flags reading "there is no god but allah." by tuesday night, the violence was spreading and deepening. the american consulate in benghazi, libya, was in flames. and the ambassador and three other americans, dead, after militants attacked with gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades. by wednesday, the crowd outside the embassy in cairo had grown larger and the mood, ugly. the rhetoric now, a world away from the heady days of the arab spring last year
of the headlines. >> okay, george. we're going to begin in los angeles right now, for a gunman that claimed to kidnap a bank manager and tied a bomb around her waist during a daring robbery. you see aerial shots of it right now. at this hour, new questions are surfacing. one of them, was the manager actually involved in the plot all along? here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: the bank manager, allegedly ordered to rob her own bank. police say her nightmare began around 8:00 wednesday morning when the two men approached her outside her home as he was leaving for work. she told police the men ordered her to drive the device to her stomach and drive to the bank. >> she was told it was a bomb. >> reporter: fearing for her life, she did exactly as she was told. open the vault and throw bags of cash outside the back door. the robs made their escape before cops and the bomb squad arrived on the scene. >> they very carefully removed that device from her body. >> reporter: a bomb squad robot detonated the device, which turned out to be a very convincing fake, leaving some to question if the bank man
this is a good learning experience for the teachers. >> we have amazing video to show you out of los angeles. and get away driver on a wild chase. many people calling it a modern- day robin hood story. there are four people who allegedly held up a bank in santa clarita. a speed topping 100 miles per hour. the suspects start throwing cash out of the window. it led to close calls as people rush into the streets. there were trying to get the money and scoop up the cash. people started cheering on the suspects. >> santa clarita -- and they all the way down here and throw money out the window. >> after one hour and 20 minutes, a truck got in the wake of a getaway car. they got the suspects, but there were more -- riot police had to be called out. they started swarming the vehicle. they thought there was more money inside. >> hopefully they did not give away all the money. new this noon, in the last hour, new york city approved the ban on a large sodas. michael bloomberg has been looking to limit sugary drinks to just 16 ounces in places like restaurants and movie theaters. he says there is a link
to get to the developing story northeast of los angeles. the red cross setting up an evacuation center as the massive wildfire marches out of control. 4,000 acres have been burned. and david wright is on the front lines to show us just how dangerous this fire is becoming. good morning to you, david. >> reporter: good morning, josh. we're at a staging area for some of the 500 firefighters that are battling this blaze. that glow you see over my shoulder, that's not the sunrise. that's the fire over the ridge. labor day weekend up in smoke in the san gabriel valley. campers, hikers and labor day picnickers all had to evacuate. >> we saw the smoke next to us. and we started packing. >> reporter: 12,000 visitors normally come here for the holiday weekend. three hikers were stranded behind the fire lines. a rescue helicopter found them and hoisted all three to safety in two hours. the steep terrain makes the fire spread quickly. about 4,000 acres consumed so far. and it's tough to fight. >> the game plan is to at least get this lower area secure on this road. and then, start working on our p
.6.d from 4.8to bennett creek los angeles this morning, very minor, no injuries. thee learning more about bus crash that the front of the silver spring crash on august 20. the driver said the brakes failed. an inspection was done and they found no mechanical problems on the bus. officials plan to interview the driver again next week. he's currently on paid leave. lot of metro work this weekend. good to avoid the red line. will bed line stations closed tonight 10:00 tonight sunday. circle to noma. shuttle buses will be available. on hollande line and west falls church. and from stadium-armory to cheverly. on the yellowg braddock huntington to road. the blue and green lines will be normal. here's newschopper 7 over the t ramp.les tomorrow the connections between eastbound and the beltway around 1:00 p.m. that will be convenient. in bethesda starting tonight at big there's going to be a in a projectup that will last quite some time. woodmont avenue it will be nearly two years near miller. the closure is part of plans for two high ines and additional parking downtown bethesda. the man b
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a couple of cities, phoenix and los angeles. >>> and back to the news, a scene drawing outrage reaction online. >> this video posted of visitors to yellowstone national park as they encountered a massive wild bison. now, instead of protecting the children, at least one of those egged the child on coaxing him to get closer and closer until the bison charges. nobody was hurt. >> what a dumb move. >> yeah. >>> and another close call. this one in florida, at least a dozen patrol officers and cops came to the scene in stanford trying to catch a monkey on the l lam. the monkey finally came back on its own. it's actually the second time the monkey has escaped from a cage in the past. >>> a wandering bear created quite a traffic hazard. all lanes in both directions of the 210 freeways were closed. finally the bear was surrounded at an intersection and hit with a tranquilizer dart. >> and that's today's edition of animal planet. >>> now, to a dramatic rescue. a father and son were pulled to safety by the coast guard after the small aircraft ditched in the water and began to sink. they were heade
-mails revealed promoters were concerned about michael jackson's stability ahead of his comeback tour. the "los angeles times" obtained some 250 pages of messages from a.e.g. the group financing the concert set for london. in one exchange an executive said jackson was "emotionally paralyzed mess" and that he and jackson's manager had to dress the pop star. he passed away in june of 2009 before the tour could kick off. there are more problems for octomom. she's fired from celebrity boxing. not because there are questions whether she is a celebrity though those would seem to be fair. we are told it is after she broke another opponent's hand in a pillow fight and skipped out to on match in florida. she's taken a variety of jobs to pay bills including being a porn star. it is 4:57 and 72 degrees. still ahead. >> the republican national convention is over but an emcee chair and invisible obama make
, with or without a fine kchianti to wash it down. i'm david wright in los angeles. >>> thanks for david for that. thanks for watching abc news. check in for "good morning america," sam champion will have the latest
police searching after amasked gunmen bizarre bank heist in east los angeles. the men kidnapped a bank manager home and then forced her to a robber on bank of kmerica branch where she wor s. >> the suspects gave her a forced her to wear a device that she believed to be an explosive device and gave for instructions to retrieve cash the bank and then give it the suspect waiting outside. >> police will not disclose the stolen.ount investigators are reviewing surveillance camera video. hearing underway in texas regarding a judge ordering major nidal hassan to shave his beard. psychiatrist who woundeed people and others in the 2009 shooting. wounded. the military says his beard is a violation of army regulation. it has already delayed his .urder trial was now virus has claimed the life of a d.c. resident. the first such death in the virus.t from the there are fears the virus could spread even faster after hurricane isaac. cases have already jumped 25% in nationwide, that is. areas coulde isaac become a breeding ground. many residents have been warned water and of standing keep books
. >> i started when i was in college in the late '90s. it was that time in los angeles there was about 25 paparazzi photographer, now there's close to 300. >> and outside britain, the shadow of diana means less. . a story of princess diana dying is a story about a drunk driver and driver high on pills. they were not change the car, they were following the car. >> reporter: today kate and william in were met in the solomon islands by bare-breasted dancers. c. >> just a beautiful couple in the south of france, and kate is the girl next door. >> reporter: at most, "closer" magazine faces a $13,000 fine. for the royals it's all about drawing a line in the sand. >> william is so keen to show this type of story will simply not be tolerated. he's looking ahead to the future. >> reporter: a french judge will declare to slap an injunction on "quo "closer" spreading further and wider. but this battle for kate's privacy has just begun. >> it is not over yet. our thanks to nick watt. next up from ed sullivan to the star-studded walls of sat night live. barbara walters talks to tina fey about the best
. mitt romney speaks to the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce in los angeles. >>> and we are learning new details about the chaos that unfolded behind the scenes behind romney's acceptance speech. just eight days before the convention, the speech that had been written was dropped. that set off a wild scramble to craft a new entirely different speech so that romney would have time to rehearse. the final version was widely criticized within the party for leaving out any mention of al qaeda and afghanistan. >>> it is time now for the weather from across the nation. a wet day for much of the south. heavy rain from atlanta to tallahassee. nashville, new orleans and houston. showers around green bay. chicago and st. louis. a cold blast from fargo to the twin cities. showers in the colorado rockies. >> 80s from albuquerque and miami. chilly in the 50s from minneapolis to fargo. >>> and when we come back this monday morning, a new twist to a very famous murder case. >>> and then occupy wall street marks one year, with protesters planning to deliver an anniversary message to them today. >>> and to
is headed to los angeles today to speak at the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. tonight telemundo airs his plan. president obama is taking on chinese trade policy in ohio. his complaint to the world trade organization will target chinese subsidies for exports of cars and auto parts. the white house says the subsidies are putting u.s. automakers at a competitive disadvantage. both camps are fighting for the swing state of ohio which has been hit hard by lost manufacturing jobs. coming up, renewed frustration in chicago with the teachers' strike entering its second week. now the mayor is bringing them to court to try to done. national spotlight shining on a student at the university of maryland after using a near- death experience to give back to the community. have you seen video of a young child supposedly playing with a guerrilla? that story's coming up. take a look outside. comfortable temperatures under president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: he keeps saying it... mitt romney: this president cannot tell us that you're... better off today than when h
in los angeles. interview, the plan performance in brooklyn, at 4:00 right here on cheaters and make sure people." mitt romney? tough on china? pioneers in shipping us invested in firms that to low wage countries like romn's fortune is invested up to china. bs. i'[ romney ] my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got tout the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally, champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> it is not your typical party entertainment, but one man in guarantee a he can that your guests won't forget. he is offering his alligator as guest. it gives children a crash course on gator safety. >> you have had the chuck e. cheese party, the clown party. when you say you have a party, that is nice. pool party with a ga
, abc news, los angeles. >> nick's pretty good at that. you will not get fired. >> you're right. there will be no possibility of it. >>> let's just get -- >> give it a go. give it a go. >> let's give these kids their jobs back, by the way. i'm sure city property's been used for worse. okay? let's show you what's happening here. we have that cold front. this is the front that made its big move across the country and dropped temperatures by about 30 degrees. now, it settles into florida. it will bring some rain with it. it's not going to bring you strong cooling. it's weakened now. about five degrees cooler in the area that gets the front through. here's where the heat stays. there's big fire watches and warnings out. 80 in omaha. some gusty winds, very warm and dry air. >> good morning. i am jacqui jeras. if you are not looking at your tv and just listening, look over, look at this sunrise. a beautiful start. some clouds in the sky. clearing out. there is the clearing line just of us.n top watch for those clouds to be out and become a mostly sunny. 72.high torture is 67 to >> now
comedy last night at the emmy awards, ousted by jimmy kimmel in los angeles. julie bowen ansdd eric stonestreet won for their supporting roles. >> i never thought i would be on tv as a gay man. >> i am stunned. >> other winners included jon cryer. julia louis-dreyfus. aaron paul 1won best supporting actor. homeland was the winner for best drama. best reality show host went to tom bergeron for "dancing with the stars." the cast this season is made up of former champions and other fan favorites. 13 couples will perform in an effort to avoid being the first kicked off the show. tonight they're bringing justin bieber and rapper pitbull. the fun starts its 8:00 on abc 7 tonight. if you are enjoying the weather there's more in store. adam caskey want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions... because the results... are you having fun doing this? yeah. that's a very nice cake! [ male an
. it took off 15 minutes ago and will land for the final time in los angeles. it will be moved to a museum next month. american airlines has been plagued by delays this week and under the cancellations. some executives believe the pilots are calling in sick on purpose and flight crews are filing huge numbers of maintenance reports of in order to slow down operations. they believe it is an attempt to punish the company for imposing cost-cutting measures as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. >> people are now starting to shop for thanksgiving. they have a choice. airlines need to get their act together. >> the faa is concerned enough to have stepped up scrutiny on american and is now monitoring. the monitoring 7 is on your side with a recall warning from gm. a half million cars need repairs because of the gear can slip while in park. it affects the chevrolet malibu, pontiacs g6, and saturn aura with a 4-speed transmission. four crashes have been reported. we have gorgeous weather and it feels great. the autumnal equinox is tomorrow. >> that after 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. we will have
speeds in los angeles appears in court today. the photographer is being arraigned over california's tough new paparazzi laws. he could face a year in jail and a hefty fine if convicted. >>> well, the country's top pediatricians are once again sounding the alarm on home trampolines. the american academy of pediatrics discouraged the use of recreational trampoline use. figures from 2009 showed trampoline injuries resulted in more than 3,000 homgmgss. >>> the nfl wraps up tonight with the green bay packers in seattle to take on the seahawks. we get hments from yesterday's games, courtesy of espn. >>> i'm jade mccarthy with your "sportscenter" update. patriots and ravens both trying to stay above .500. tori smith after losing his brother friday night in a motorcycle accident. joe flacco finds smith. smith aexz second touchdown, what a performance. two seconds left, ravens down two. justin tucker with a chance to win it. 27-yard field goal. they say it's good. vince wilfork can't believe it. take another look. bill belichick, contact made with the officials. ray lewis and smith embrace. ravens
of potential. >> reporter: a very different version of reality tv. i'm david wright for "nightline" in los angeles. >> very different indeed the mormon bachelor. thanks, david for that. >>> just ahead. luxury steering, custom fabrics and a nearly $5,000 price tag. we go inside the world of high roller baby strollers. is right for me. you should try our coverage checker. it helps you see if you have too much coverage or not enough, making it easier to get what you need. [ beeping ] these are great! [ beeping ] how are you, um, how are you doing? i'm going to keep looking over here. probably a good idea. ken: what's a good idea? nothing. with coverage checker, it's easy to find your perfect policy. visit today. at red lobster. there's so many choices, the guests love it! [ male announcer ] don't miss endless shrimp. try as much as you like, anyway you like. like new teriyaki grilled shrimp for just $14.99! my name is angela trapp, and i sea food differently. [ female announcer ] pop in a whole new kind of clean. with tide pods. just one removes more stains than the 6 next lea
reportedly in the running. >> a jury in los angeles will much a businessman with michaelted jackson will have to pay his estate. a judge has ruled the man violated copyright laws for michael jackson's posthumous film. the cost of a license for the is between $5,000,000.12000000 dollars. what you guysw got when you were younger. maybe it's a sign of the times. whatever the reason, it seems outtooth fairy is paying quite a bit more these days. a survey found children now get average of $3 per tooth. >> what! >> that is up 15% from last year. cannot do anything now app.ut an >> the credit card company app to helpall parents decide -- launched a app to help parents decide how much to give. someone said they give their child $30 per to look in the d.c. area >> can you imagine? >> i would start knocking my out. >> looking ahead, showers and storms daily through friday. daye a few late in the president clinton: this election to me is about which... candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upupper-income... people an
down in los angeles. and officially ending nasa's shuttle program. people lined streets and rooftops to get one, last final glimpse in flight. it toured some california landmarks, from the golden gate bridge to the hollywood sign before landing. it will go on display at the science museum in los angeles. >>> finally, i've been to a lot of baseball games in my life. hundreds of play in little league and high school ball. but i've never seen what i saw at the yankees/oakland game last night. the yankees ichiro suzuki, hits it back to the pitcher. and somehow, he loses the ball inside his shirt. he tried to pull it out. and finally, just gave up. you see him smile afterward. even he thought it was funny. the yankees, by the way, won that game, 2-1. they're in first place. just a dozen games to go. i'm a yankees fan. >> we could tell. i love the look on his face. forget it. >> i don't know how he did it. how do you lose a baseball down your shirt? but he did it. >>> now, to the global frenzy over apple's latest, shiny, new, got to have it product, the iphone 5. the company produced 10 mi
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